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  • Place of origin:

    Urbino (made)

  • Date:

    1545 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Durantino, Francesco (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 40, shelf 6

Physical description

Tin glazed earthenware plate made in Urbino. Managnese purple added to usual palette. Depicts the lovers Glaucus and Scylla at three stages in their story. Inscribed 'glaucho e scilla d houidio alibro' on back.

Place of Origin

Urbino (made)


1545 (dated)


Durantino, Francesco (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware

Marks and inscriptions

'glaucho e scilla d houidio alibro'
Painted on the back


Diameter: 25 cm

Object history note

Formerly Bernal Collection.

Descriptive line

Plate depicting Glaucus and Scylla, tin-glazed earthenware, made in the workshop of Francesco Durantino, Urbino, dated 1545.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Rackham, Bernard. Catalogue of Italian maiolica. London : H.M.S.O., 1977.

Labels and date

Made in Francesco Durantino, Urbino, Italy dated 1545
Inscription: 'glaucho e scilla d houidio alibro'
Tin-glazed earthenware

1777-1855 Formerly Bernal Collection [16/07/2008]

Production Note

Attribution confirmed by T. Wilson, 10-6-2002 as 'classic Durantino'.
It bears Francesco's handwriting. J. Mallet 20-01-2009




Tin glazed


Ceramics; Maiolica; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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